Hampshire Treasures

Volume 9 ( Test Valley South)

Page 24 - Broughton

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
Long Barrow
Houghton Down. Excavated 1895 when skeletons and a cremation were found. Barrow almost ploughed out, but visible on air photographs. O.S.A. No. SU33 NW37. Ref: 1. P.H.F.C., Vol. 5, 1904-06, (Shore), p.19. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), pp.10, 15, 199.     SU 329 358
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Bowl Barrows (2)
Houghton Down. Under rough pasture and cut off from surrounding ploughed field by fence. O.S.A. No. SU33 NW38. Ref: P.H.F.C., Vol. 14, 1938-40, (Grinsell), p.351.     S.A.M. No. 369
SU 329 357
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Iron Age
Celtic Field System
Houghton Down. Recognisable on air photographs but virtually destroyed by the plough and other agencies. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SU33 NW1.     SU 322 360
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Celtic Field System
North of the village. Extensive system occupy- ing a plateau bisected by an east-west valley. Entire area under cultivation and field system is visible only as soil marks. Centred on grid reference. O.S.A. No. SU33 SW1.     SU 314 343
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Roman
Supposed Villa (Site)
East of Whiteshoot plantation and 3/4 mile north of the Roman road. Pits dug in 1972 revealed short lengths of collapsed walling, pottery, fragments of tiles, brick, animal bones etc. O.S.A. No. SU23 SE12. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p.312. Ref: 2. P.H.F.C., Vol. 16, 1944-46, (Winbolt), p.52.     SU 293 330
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Anglo/Saxon
Burial
Broughton Hill. Grave, 2 ft. deep, found 1875. By the side of the skeleton was a spearhead, a knife blade and an iron shield boss bordered by copper studs or rivets. Last two items now in Salisbury Museum. O.S.A. No. SU33 SW5. Ref: 1. Hants Advertiser, 12.6.1875. Ref: 2. Hampshire Papers, 1908-11, (Shore), p.376.     SU 305 328
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